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Steps to Complete Matriculation

All students must complete the following steps in order to register for classes.

Step 1: Apply for Admission

If you are 18 years or older or a high school graduate, have never attended IVC, or have been away from IVC for one semester, you must complete an admissions application online at Admissions and Records homepage. Click on "Apply Now"

Step 2: Submit Transcripts

Students must electronically submit their high school transcripts showing successful completion of math and English courses through the 11th grade. Students who have completed coursework with a grade of C or better at another accredited US college may electronically submit their transcript for math and/or English placement consideration. Students may also submit AP exam scores (in English composition and/or calculus) with a score of 3 or higher. Contact your high school or college for details on how to submit your transcripts to Irvine Valley College. If necessary, bring your physical transcripts to orientation.

Step 3: Apply for Financial Aid

IVC awards over $19 million annually to more than 8,000 students. The overall cost of full-time attendance at a California community college for a full-time student living with parents is over $12,000. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at, or the California Dream Application for AB 540 students at For additional information, visit or contact the Financial Aid Office at 949-451-5287.

Step 4: Orientation

Orientation will provide you with important information about English and math placement, terminology, policies, available services and the college's expectations of you as a college student. To register, visit the Orientation Appointment System webpage.

If English is not your first language, visit ESL Matriculation Reservation web page to sign up for the ESL Assessment. Once you complete the ESL assessment, you may complete orientation. To register, visit the Orientation Appointment System webpage.

NOTE: If you have a disability that might require ESL assessment accommodations and/or an alternate media format, such as enlargement or Braille, or a disability-related difficulty with math, reading, writing, spelling, or with understanding/remembering information, please contact the DSPS Office in the Student Services Center or call 949-451-5630 for alternative testing arrangements.

Step 5: Advisement/First Semester Plan

Once your placement results for English/ESL and math are available in MySite, you may complete advisement and develop your first semester academic plan. More information can be found at Matriculation Advisement webpage.

Once you have completed the previous steps in order, you will be eligible to register for classes.

Exemption from Matriculation and SSSP Services

While completing Matriculation services is highly recommended, the following students are exempted from completing these steps. Students who are exempted from Matriculation include:

  • Students currently enrolled in grade levels K-12,
  • Students currently enrolled at a 4-year college or university while taking IVC classes toward their Bachelor's degree,
  • Students taking IVC classes to maintain a professional license or
  • Students who have earned an Associates degree or higher.

Exempt students in this category will receive a Level 3 or Level 4 Registration Priority.

Please contact the Senior Matriculation Specialists at 949-451-5220 if you are being required to complete Matriculation and fall into one of the exempt categories.​